Minutes from August 30 Release Wranglers call
danny.backx at planetinternet.be
Tue Aug 31 12:22:13 PDT 2004
I don't understand. I probably missed something.
I tried testing the release candidates on Mandrake on my PC.
The server keeps having keyboard problems.
I documented this in bug 1176.
Yet I don't see it appear in messages such as the one below.
Also I don't really see confirmation that this is a problem,
or denial (obviously I may be doing something wrong).
On Mon, 2004-08-30 at 22:08, Paul Anderson wrote:
> The minutes from today's Release Wrangler's call.
> Paul Anderson
> Stuart Kreitman
> Kevin Martin
> Egbert Eich
> Alan Coopersmith
> Keith Packard
> Leon Shiman
> Dan McNichol
> Release status
> People are continuing to fix bugs. Things are slowly coming
> together. We're getting more testing. There have been a few
> reports from people who are testing RC3. Kevin feels things
> are in fairly good shape. Pending some other issues, we are
> very close to a release. Fairly soon, the low-weight blockers
> will be changed to "known issues" in the release notes.
> Egbert noted that he has found a bug with colors and DRI on
> some platforms, but he needs to investigate this further.
> Bug status
> Reminder: #351 is the bug for the release
> #999: Release notes for X11R6.8
> There are two issues: (1) Pulling together the information and
> (2) building the documentation files. Kevin is getting some
> warnings when building the SGML. Keith and Egbert aren't having
> problems generating the documentation during the build process.
> As for content, it is coming along. Soeren has gone through
> the CHANGELOG and pulled as much as he could out of there.
> Egbert did the final cleanup on Friday and did what Alexander
> Gottwald suggested, so people should not be stopped from
> testing/using this. Egbert would like people to test this
> and provide feedback. If he doesn't hear anything by tomorrow,
> he will assume it is OK.
> #1099: Placeholder for all bugs held open for this release, but not blocking
> Kevin has not seen any new items opened against this.
> #1109: ATI Rage Mobility on Dell Inspiron 7500 fails to display anything
> It sounds like the card isn't getting initialized properly. It is
> unlikely this will get fixed for the release, so it should get added
> to the release notes. If a patch were available, it would be
> accepted, but nobody has that particular configuration to do any
> troubleshooting. Kevin asked if this should be moved from #351 to
> #1099, and there were no objections.
> #1168: Damage crashes with rootless layer
> Windows in a "regular" server always have a valid pixmap, but
> that is not necessarily so in the rootless Xserver. The changes
> that have been thought of thus far are considered too scary to
> make this close to a release.
> #1182: Xim deadlocks in certain situations
> Egbert would still like to get an additional comment on his
> proposed patch. Several people have looked at the code and found
> that the input method code isn't thread safe as the XFilterEvent()
> function will lock the display, and then subsequent functions
> lock the display.
> There are still several other blockers that need discussion. At this
> point, Kevin doesn't feel we can release tomorrow, since the remaining
> issues to resolve will not be finished today. If we did not release
> tomorrow, we would likely have to delay the release a week, because
> Kevin may have to travel.
> Given the pending vote with the Architecture Board (see minutes
> on xorg_arch when they are available), the release will not happen
> on Tuesday. The release will be delayed until the decision on
> Xaw/Xp is made by the Architecture Board and the resulting decision
> has received adequate testing. This will cause the release to be
> delayed beyond August 31.
> Next meeting
> TBD, depending on Kevin's travel schedule and release status
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